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Residuals and Biosolids 2012

Session 1: Hot Topics

Codigestion: How to Make It a Financial “Win-Win” For All Parties
pp. 1-12(12)
Authors: William, Krill; Chris, Muller

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Assessment of pre-treatments to mesophilic-thermophilic anaerobic digestion
pp. 13-22(10)
Authors: Mininni, Giuseppe; Andrea, Gianico; Braguglia, Camilla Maria; Gallipoli, Agata; Bertanza, Giorgio

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Increasing Digester Gas Production Using Residual Syrup
pp. 31-35(5)
Authors: Pretorius, Coenraad F.; Gupta, Rashi; Jorgensen, Erik L.; Howell, Dan; Ahmadpour, Jalal; Buenagua, Gabriel; Mathes, Dean; Rosenfield, Joel

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Comparison of Microwave and its Combined Methods On Removal Of NP And NP1,2EOS In Sewage Sludge
pp. 46-55(10)
Authors: Yan, H.; Xiao, Q.C.; Wei, Y.S.; Lian, J.; Wang, Y.W.

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Session 2: Legislative, Regulatory and Legal Issues

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Session 1: Hot Topics

Update: Key Developments in Biosolids Management Policy
pp. 83-94(12)
Author: Ochsenhirt, Lisa McGuinn

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Session 2: Legislative, Regulatory and Legal Issues

Can an Old Multiple Hearth Incinerator Meet the New USEPA Sewage Sludge Incinerator Regulations?
pp. 95-107(13)
Authors: Sapienza, Frank; Norton, David; Mead, Ian; Barry, Louis

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Biosolids in Europe
pp. 108-117(10)
Author: Evans, T. D.

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Session 3: Bioenergy from Residuals I

Anaerobic Digestion and Energy Recovery from Food Waste
pp. 118-128(11)
Authors: Amador, Janelle; Nelsen, Diane; McPherson, Cale; Evans, Patrick; Parry, David; Stensel, H. David; Hykes, Thomas

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From Onion Waste to Onion Power: An Industrial Solution to Harvesting Power from Food Waste
pp. 129-141(13)
Authors: Ursillo, Pepi; Perinpanayagam, Malarmagal

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Use of ADM1 To Evaluate Anaerobic Digestion of Food Waste
pp. 142-163(22)
Authors: Stallman, Donnie; Nelsen, Diane; Amador, Janelle; Evans, Patrick; Parry, David; Stensel, H. David

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Bergen County Utilities Authority Digests Cheese Whey – Gets Gas An Energy-Community Win-Win
pp. 164-182(19)
Authors: Eschborn, Ralph; Abu-orf, Mohammad; Duran, Metin; Weisman, Keith; Williams, Michael

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Codigestion of FOG & HSW with Biosolids in North America – Design and Operational Practices and Performance
pp. 183-210(28)
Authors: Kabouris, John; Gabel, Dale; Yanosek, Kristina; Jalla, Srinivas; Shea, Tim; Forbes, Bob

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Session 4: Marketing of Biosolids and Residuals Products

Class A Biosolids… Sorry we're All Sold Out
pp. 211-221(11)
Authors: Riddell, Kim; Staton, Kevin; Teman, Todd

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Biosolids Compost… What's It Worth?
pp. 222-236(15)
Authors: Datta, Tania; Williams, Todd; Alexander, Ron

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Biosolids Pellets Marketability as a Supplemental Biomass Fuel
pp. 242-264(23)
Authors: Callahan, Jennifer; Johnston, Trudy

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Session 5: Thermal Processes I

Mercury Reduction at the Largest Municipal Incineration Facility in North America
pp. 265-274(10)
Authors: Nunes, Germana; Fernandes, William; Dachille, Frank

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Three Years Experience With the Urbana Microwave Drying System
pp. 275-285(11)
Authors: Stewart, David W.; Hall, Chad; Zerkle, Brent

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An Island Wide Approach for Biosolids Processing – A Focus On Energy and Solids Minimization at Oahu, Hi
pp. 286-297(12)
Authors: Goss, Terry; Abu-Orf, Mohammad; Koch, Jeremy; Hamic, Trudy

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Energy Recovery from Biosolids and Biomass A Review of Thermal Conversion Technologies
pp. 298-321(24)
Authors: Polo, Christine; Qi, Yinan; Zhao, Xi; Scanlan, Patricia; Olson, Scott; Patnaikuni, Sridevi; Campisano, Karen

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Efficiency of Solar Biosolids Drying
pp. 322-330(9)
Authors: Roediger, Markus; Grosser, André

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Rethinking an old technology – new digester design reduces CAPEX and OPEX
pp. 331-340(10)
Authors: Gurieff, Nicholas; Hoejsgaard, Soeren; Boyd, Jason; Kline, Michele

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Niagara Biosolids: A Case Study
pp. 341-352(12)
Author: Boyd, Geoff

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Comparison of Class A Systems Small Digester Facilities
pp. 353-368(16)
Authors: Currie, John R.; Clark, Sidney E.; Leavitt, Dan; Brucker, Jim; Lewis, Scott

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Session 6: Facilities Operation, Management, and Planning

Modeling Of the Mesophilic Digestion Process at the San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant
pp. 369-373(5)
Authors: Yerrapotu, Bhavani; Ekster, Alex; Vermande, Stephanie

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Are We Over-Mixing Our Digesters?
pp. 374-385(12)
Authors: Shea, Tim; Bauer, Tim; Berg, Matthew; Burkhart, Michelle; Gabel, Dale; Green, Dave; Whitlock, Drury

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Successful Long Term Biosolids Planning: Culmination of a Decade Long Biosolids Master Plan
pp. 386-410(25)
Authors: Lackey, Kent A.; Crump, Frank C.; Hargrove, Ron; Ashburn, Randy

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Impacts of Water Treatment Plant Residuals on Wastewater Treatment Plant Biosolids Programs – A Case Study
pp. 411-425(15)
Authors: Miller, Brandt; Dassanayake, Chamindra; Smith, James E.

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Evaluating Biosolids Management Alternatives in Northeast Tennessee: A Cooperative Masterplanning Effort
pp. 426-442(17)
Authors: Bullard, C. Michael; Sorah, William; Coetzee, Johann; Brown, Lee; Cox, Gordon; Ensor, Niki

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Back to Life: Charting A Course To Resurrect A Failing WWTP
pp. 443-452(10)
Authors: Wimmer, Robert; Lackey, Kent

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Session 7: Conditioning and Dewatering Technologies

Belt Filter Press Dewatering Trials with Cambi Thermally Hydrolyzed Biosolids – Evaluation of Critical Performance Criteria.
pp. 453-460(8)
Authors: Fountain, Paul; Murthy, Sudhir N.; Kellecher, Kevin; Schafer, Perry; Cooper, Alan; Kasirga, Ersin; Lee, Kean; Machisko, John; Higgins, Matthew

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Process Assessment to Performance Testing: Transitioning from Plate and Frame to High Solids Centrifuge Dewatering
pp. 461-465(5)
Authors: Cubbage, Laurissa; Bullard, Michael; Long, Hunter; Whitaker, Jennifer; Wichser, Robert

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Session 8: Bioenergy from Residuals II

Taking Your Digester Gas on the Road: The Case to Upgrade Digester Gas for Vehicle Fuel
pp. 478-502(25)
Authors: Jacobson, Eron; Schettler, Jim; Muller, Christopher; Luo, Jing

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Try Before You Buy – Bench-Scale Digestion Evaluation of Potential Co-Digestion Waste Streams
pp. 514-526(13)
Authors: Hardy, Scott A.; Tandukar, Madan; Pavlostathis, Spyros G.; Porter, Richard; Elmendorf, Holly

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Evaluating the Effect of Operating Conditions on the Energy Potential from Anaerobic Digesters
pp. 527-544(18)
Authors: Muller, Christopher D.; Dimmick, Carolyn; Keaney, Jonathan; Lynch, Eian; Pugsely, Steven

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Optimizing the Value of Your Biogas – Irvine Ranch Water District's Drive for Energy Balance
pp. 545-563(19)
Authors: Scanlan, Patricia; Malloy, Steve; Spangenberg, Carl; Queiroz, Gustavo; Olson, Scott; Buhrmaster, Dan; Polo, Christine; Clark, Jim

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Session 9: Research and Development Activities I

Nutrient Recovery From Was Streams for Struvite Control and Recycle Load Reduction
pp. 564-589(26)
Authors: Latimer, Ron; Nguyen, Vivi; Smeby, Kristen; Vadiveloo, Enrique; Pitt, Paul; Sawyer, Hazen; Harris, Robert; Porter, Richard; Elmendorf, Holly; Richards, Tyler

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Barriers to Biogas Utilization for Renewable Energy – What's Keeping WWTPs from Using Biogas
pp. 608-627(20)
Authors: Stone, Lori; Qi, Yinan; Willis, John; Durden, Karen; Hemenway, Caroline; Beecher, Ned; Greenwood, Rob; Fillmore, Lauren; O'Connor, Kathleen

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Pilot Scale Co-Digestion of FOG
pp. 628-638(11)
Authors: Vandenburgh, Scott; Razaviarini, Vahid; Malik, Shahid; Buchanan, Ian; Katalambula, Hassan; Parry, David

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Performance of Acid-Gas Anaerobic Digesters for Minimization of Siloxane and Hydrogen Sulfide in the Biogas
pp. 639-653(15)
Authors: Bowles, Evan C.; Novak, John T.; Bott, Charles B.; Pruden, Amy

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Session 10: Sustainability and Climate Change and Greenhouse Gas Issues

What Do You Feed a Hungry Digester? Assessing the Market for Co-Digestion in Central Maine
pp. 654-673(20)
Authors: Beecher, Ned; Richardson, Mac; Donovan, John

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Sustainable (Low Energy) Digester Linear Motion Mixing – “Show Me The Data”
pp. 674-691(18)
Authors: Oerke, David; Ramirez, Fred; Berg, Matthew

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Sustainability Comparison of Class A and Class B Biosolids Technologies
pp. 700-707(8)
Authors: Devin-Clarke, Dana; Muller, Chris; Wilson, Steve

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Session 4: Marketing of Biosolids and Residuals Products

A Sustainable Biosolids Drying Process
pp. 719-725(7)
Author: Newton, Jim

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Session 11: Odor and Pathogen Control

WERF ROSI Project – Do We Need a Revised Time-Temperature Requirement to Achieve Class A Biosolids
pp. 726-733(8)
Authors: Higgins, Matthew J.; Murthy, Sudhir N.; Aynur, Sebnem; Beightol, Steven

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Demonstration of a Process to Further Reduce Pathogens in Biosolids: Wenatchee Biosolids Treatment Method
pp. 743-754(12)
Authors: Frazier, Daniel; Shaw, Jessica; Moser, Pete; Sattler, Kathy; Danielson, Richard

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Keeping it Within the Fence: Dispersion Modeling, Piloting, and Innovation Help the City of Bryan, Texas Control Dewatering Odors
pp. 755-765(11)
Authors: Moss, Lynne H.; Santoro, Kristen D.; Jurica, Mark; Harris, Victor

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Session 12: Thermal Processes II

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Improved Solar Biosolids Dryers
pp. 789-804(16)
Authors: Weinert, Dieter; Grosser, Andre

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Going Waterless For Sewage Sludge Incinerators – Can It Be Done?
pp. 805-820(16)
Authors: Rowan, James; Hooper, Richard; Kasarabada, Ajay; Queiroz, Gustavo; Dachille, Frank; Welp, James

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Session 13: Biosolids Land Application, Land Reclamation and Nutrient Management

Characterizing the Risk to Groundwater Quality from Biosolids Beneficial Use Activities
pp. 821-830(10)
Authors: McFarland, M.; Kumarsamy, K.; Brobst, R. B.; Hais, A.; Schmitz, M.

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Development of a Land Application Program for Class B Biosolids at the North Davis Sewer District
pp. 831-848(18)
Authors: Fasth, William; Cowan, Kevin; Heck, Phillip; Fugal, Andrew

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Bioassay of Biosolids in an Operational Scale Field Trial
pp. 877-888(12)
Authors: Evans, T. D.; Smith, S. R.

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Session 14: Sustainability

Process and Economic Benefits of Sidestream Treatment
pp. 889-906(18)
Authors: Bilyk, Katya; Taylor, Ron; Pitt, Paul; Wankmuller, David

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Sustainability Evaluation of Food Waste Management Techniques
pp. 907-926(20)
Authors: Vandenburgh, Scott; Clark, Cameron; McPherson, Cale; Parry, David L.

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A Theoretical and Practical Evaluation of Struvite Control and Recovery: Two Case Studies
pp. 927-955(29)
Authors: Vadiveloo, Enrique; Fergen, Robert; Moncholi, Manuel; Pitt, Paul; Sharp, Robert; Wankmuller, David; Latimer, Ron

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Best of Both Worlds Efficiently Managing C for Energy Optimization
pp. 956-973(18)
Authors: Queiroz, Gustavo; Santha, Hari; Kobylinski, Edmund

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Bridgeport's Sustainable Biosolids Options
pp. 974-980(7)
Author: McFarland, Wayne E.

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Recovery of Effluent Heat for Beneficial Use in Biosolids Stabilization
pp. 981-1000(20)
Authors: Lonergan, Robert; Maxwell, Mark; Gilman, Megan; Deussen, Dick

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Enhanced digestion with EXELYS™-DLD – a direct pathway to a sustainable and cost effective wastewater treatment plant
pp. 1001-1010(10)
Authors: Gurieff, Nicholas; Nielsen, Bente; Adeler, Ole Fritz; Boyd, Jason; Kline, Michele

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Session 15: Advances in Stabilization Technologies

Anaerobic Membrane Bioreactors (ANMBR) for Sludge Digestion: TWAS Versus Mixed Sludge
pp. 1011-1023(13)
Authors: Pileggi, V.; Dagnew, M.; Parker, W.; Seto, P.

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Control of Ammonia Sensitivity in Thermophilic and High Solids Anaerobic Digestion
pp. 1049-1059(11)
Authors: Wilson, Christopher A.; Rodriguez, Ana M. Arango; Novak, John T.

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Global Development of the ATAD Process and its Significant Achievements in Energy Recovery and Utilization
pp. 1060-1077(18)
Authors: Smith, James E.; Bizier, Paul; Sobrodos-Bernardos, Lucia

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Session 16: Future Opportunities and Emerging Technologies

Nutrient Recovery, an Emerging Component of a Sustainable Biosolids Management Program
pp. 1078-1088(11)
Authors: Jeyanayagam, Samuel; Hahn, Thomas; Fergen, Robert; Boltz, Joshua

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Does the Addition of High Strength Wastes Affect Biosolids Quality?
pp. 1089-1100(12)
Authors: Sierra, Natalie V.; Noibi, Morayo; Jones, Bonnie M.

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Considerations in Using Thermal Hydrolysis for Pre-Digestion Processing in North America
pp. 1101-1109(9)
Authors: Schafer, Perry; Newman, Gary; Krugel, Steve; Stigers, Tracy; Chapman, Tom; Muller, Chris; Braswell, Philip

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Sludge Disintegration Application for Enhancing Anaerobic Digester Performance for the Water Conservation Plant, Visalia, CA
pp. 1110-1127(18)
Authors: Thakral, Surendra; Roehl, Marc; Seeta, Vamsi; Arora, Madan; Waul, Christopher; Skager, Paul

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Session 17: Bioenergy from Residuals III

Pyrolysis of Dried Biosolids for Increased Biogas Production
pp. 1128-1139(12)
Authors: Parry, David L.; Lewis, F. Michael; Vandenburgh, Scott; Haug, R. Tim; Amador, Janelle

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Turning Biosolids into Green Energy: Comparing Anaerobic Digestion with Combined Heat and Power to Close-coupled Gasification
pp. 1140-1163(24)
Authors: Peric, Marija; Abu-Orf, Mohammad; Stinson, Beverley; Davies, Grant; Goss, Terry; Taylor, Robert; Amad, Sam; Belschner, Dale; Hartz, Frank; Selock, Kevin

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Maximizing Energy Recovery from Sludge Kitchener WWTP Case Study
pp. 1164-1187(24)
Authors: Ross, Deborah; Bicudo, José; Coleman, Pat

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Cornell University Renewable Bioenergy Initiative (CURBI)
pp. 1188-1191(4)
Author: McFarland, Wayne

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FOG – A Proven High Efficiency Renewable Energy Source, Not a Nuisance
pp. 1207-1220(14)
Authors: Thakral, Surendra; Palacios, Ronald N.; Sun, Louis; Seeta, Vamsi

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Session 18: Research and Development Activities II

Effect of Nanosilver and Antibiotic Loading on Fate of Antibiotic Resistance Genes in Thermophilic and Mesophilic Anaerobic Digesters
pp. 1221-1234(14)
Authors: Miller, Jennifer; Novak, John T.; Pruden, Amy; Knocke, William R.; Young, Katherine; Young, Yanjuan; Vikesland, Peter J.; Hull, Matthew

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Morehead City Benefits from New Enhanced Biosolids Drying Technology
pp. 1249-1271(23)
Authors: Fecher, Gayla; Christy, Richard; Rubin, Albert R.; Van Bramer, Robert; Williams, Daniel

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Determination of Residual Polymer Concentration Using UV-Visible Spectroscopy
pp. 1281-1290(10)
Authors: Gibbons, Meaghan K.; Örmeci, Banu

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Session 19: Southeast Regional Issues

Biosolids- and Yard-Waste-to-Energy Feasibility Study in St. Petersburg, FL
pp. 1306-1313(8)
Authors: Willis, John; Marshall, Steve; Cassady, George; Bosso, Todd

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Biogas Use in Chapel Hill, NC
pp. 1325-1345(21)
Authors: Schuler, Peter; Davis, Patrick; Anipsitakis, George; Willis, John

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Digester Gas Energy Recovery – Deciding Between Driving Blowers or Making Electricity
pp. 1346-1363(18)
Authors: Rohrbacher, Joe; Lisk, Bryan; Bullard, Michael; Whitaker, Jennifer; Wichser, Robert C.; Frederick, Thomas

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Session 20: Success Stories and Lessons Learned

Successful application of the first EXELYS™ continuous thermal hydrolysis system in an operational WWTP in Denmark
pp. 1364-1377(14)
Authors: Gurieff, Nicholas; Hoejsgaard, Soeren; Nielsen, Bente; Kline, Michele

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Criteria for Prescriptive Design Build Focused on DC Water's Biosolids Program Objectives and Constraints
pp. 1378-1396(19)
Authors: Newman, Gary; Schafer, Perry; Stern, Don; Jacobson, Eron; Low, Edmond; Garber, Jeff; Kharkar, Salil; Mukira, Duncan

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Extreme Cost Savings at Extreme Depth: Geothermal Treatment of Biosolids Through Deep Well Injection
pp. 1397-1405(9)
Authors: Bruno, Michael; Couture, Jeff; Moghaddam, Omar

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Challenges Faced and Solutions Found During the Salt Lake City Water Reclamation Facility Anaerobic Digester Upgrade
pp. 1406-1420(15)
Authors: Whitlock, Drury; Demke, Giles; Christensen, Dale; Schwing, Jim; Barber, Doug; Pollock, Dannie

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A Case Study of Start-Up Considerations for 2TPAD Anaerobic Digestion
pp. 1421-1430(10)
Authors: Borneman, Robert C.; Canella, Alice; Dassanayake, Chamindra Y.

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Lessons Learned in Design and Commissioning of Digester Gas CHP Energy Recovery Projects in a Design/Build Project Delivery Environment
pp. 1431-1437(7)
Authors: Hardy, Scott A.; Reisinger, Michael; Schoeck, Richard; Minchey, Adam; Porter, Richard; Bush, Robert

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